Village Public Safety Officer - Ouzinkie

Kodiak Area Native Association

Job Description

Provide all aspects of public safety in remote communities, including search & rescue, fire protection, community safety training, emergency medical assistance, law enforcement, crime prevention and community participation.

Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO)

Full-time / eligible for full fringe benefits

Located in Ouzinkie, Alaska

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Enforce State and Federal laws and Municipal ordinances; assist other State and Federal agencies, as appropriate.

Responsible for coordination of fire protection, fire prevention and organizing volunteers.

Responsible to assist with coordination of search and rescue missions by acting as the village-based communication link with the Alaska State Troopers and Coast Guard, as necessary.

Provide public safety in coordination with Tsunami alerts and other disasters.

Provide basic First Aid assistance when other licensed medical professional care is not immediately available, assist Community Health Aide/Representative, as necessary.

Performs routine patrols to identify and respond to public safety concerns.

Coordinates community service work of community members as directed by local Court system, track, monitor and provide routine reports on activities of individuals subject to probation and parole.

At the discretion of the APO, the VPSO obtains urine samples from offenders using the UA test cups provided by the State of Alaska, Dept. of Corrections and will record and immediately report results to the APO.

Provides to the APO updated photos of Sex Offenders on an annual basis, or if there is a physical change in the offenders appearance.

Maintains regular contact with AST Oversight and the KANA VPSO Coordinator at least weekly, or more frequently as necessary.

Must update the AST oversight and VPSO Coordinator when arrests or significant incidents (requiring assignment of a case number) occur.

Informs the KANA VPSO Coordinator of incidents warranting counseling from the Alaska State Trooper Oversight Trooper on deviations from standard procedure or similar incidents.

Completes and submits twice monthly narrative activity reports and timecards to VPSO Coordinator as well submitting case cards per incident to AST.

Prepares and submits case cards to AST for each incident regarding public safety activity in accordance with AST procedures.

Be actively involved with community emergency response teams (i.e. provide training and respond to emergencies.)

The VPSO is on call twenty-four hours a day.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no KANA supervisory responsibilities. May supervise detained individuals or oversee volunteers. VPSOs with the rank of SGT or greater may supervise other VPSOs at the direction of AST for specific tasks.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificate of completion for VPSO academy

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Intermediate knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Must be at least 21 years of age and be able to successfully pass State of Alaska, State Troopers, background requirements including physical, moral and criminal standards. Operate ATV and firefighting equipment.

Ability to travel to remote communities in small planes and boats.

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Employment Type

Full time

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